Threat actors are using accounts with admin privileges to install BitPaymer ransomware via PsExec suggesting threat actors are taking a more targeted approach to their distribution of malware.

Similar to the Arizona Beverage ransomware attack earlier this month, a manufacturing company also appears to have been targeted in an attack in which the company’s name was explicitly mentioned in the ransom note.

This lead Trend Micro Researchers to believe an account with administrative privileges may have been compromised to install BitPaymer via PsExec.

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